Literary Works of Thomas Stearns Eliot

Thomas Sterns Eliot was known as T.S.Eliot. T.S. Eliot is the famous twentieth century poet.T. S. Eliot's literary works spreads over Forty-Five years. He wrote plays, poems, literary and social essays during this long time.

He worked as the editor and a journalist. His writings may be divided into three parts. One is poetry, second is drama and third is prose.
T.S.Eliot's Poetry

T. S. Eliot's poetry career has been divided into five periods.

👉The First Period
👉The Second Period
👉The Third Period
👉The Fourth Period
👉The Fifth Period

👉The First Period: The First Period start in 1905 and end in 1909. This period called Eliot's Juvenilia. The poems of this period are teenage and mere schoolboy exercises. These poems still show signs of poetic talent. They were published in the many kinds of college and school magazines named the “Smith Academy  Record and the Harvard Advocate".

👉The Second Period: This period the most significant poems of this are listed below.

1. The Love-Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
2. The Preludes
3. Portrait of a Lady
4. The Boston Evening Transcript
5. Rhapsody on a Windy Night
6. Mr. Apollinax

👉The Third Period: The Third period starts in 1918 and ended in 1925. The most significant poems of this are listed below.

1. The Waste Land
2. The Hollow Men
3. Gerontion
4. A Cooling Egg
5. Sweeney Erect
6. Sweeney among the Nightingales
7. Burbank with a Baedeker
Literary Works of Thomas Stearns Eliot
👉The Fourth Period: This period started in 1925 and ended in 1935. This period called the period of “Eliot's Christian Poetry".The following are the important poems of this Christian period. The poems are listed below:

1. The Journey of the Magi
2. Ash Wednesda
3. Coriolan
4. Marina
5. Animila
6. A Number of minor and unfinished poems
7. Choruses from The Rock

👉The Fifth Period: This period of T.S.Eliot's religious poetry is Independent of the previous Christian Poetry. It is the period of 4 Quartet which was published as the following poems. This poem is listed below:

1. Little Gidding
2. Burnt Norton
3. The Dry Salvages
4. East Coker

T.S.Eliot's Drama List

T.S.Eliot endeavoured to revive English poetic drama. His poetic drama is listed below:

1. Murder in the Cathedral (1935)
2. The Cocktail Party (1950)
3. The Family Reunion (1939)
4. The Confidential Clerk
5. The Elder Statesman (1958)
6. Cats (1981)
7. Sweeney Agonistes (1932)
8. The Rock (1934)

Selected prose of T. S. Eliot

Thomas Sterns Eliot's prose was published in the form of articles and essays in the various periodicals and journals of the day. The following prose is the literary essays which are highly admired because of his critical pronouncement.

1. The English Metaphysical Poets
2. On Poetry and Poets
3. Tradition and Individual Talent
4. The Frontiers of Criticism
5. The Function of Criticism
6. Poetry and Drama
7. To Criticise the Critic
8. The idea of the Christian Society
9. Selected Essays
10. The Use of Poetry and the Use of Criticism
11. Notes towards a Definition of Culture

T. S. Eliot Poems List

1. A Fable for Feasters (1905)
2. If Time and Space as Sages say (1905)
3. At Graduation 1905 (1905)
4. Song: If space and time, as sages say (1907)
5. Before Morning (1908)
6. Circe's Palace (1908)
7. Song: When we came home across the hill (1909)
8. On a Portrait (1909)
9. Song: The moonflower opens to the moth (1909)
10. Nocturne (1909)
11. Humoresque (1910)
12. Spleen (1910)
13. Ode (1910)
14. The Death of Saint Narcissus
15. Prufrock and Other Observations (1917)
16. The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
17. Portrait of a Lady
18. Preludes
19. Rhapsody on a Windy Night
20. Morning at the Window
21. The Boston Evening Transcript
22. Aunt Helen
23. Cousin Nancy
24. Mr. Apollinax
25. Hysteria
26. Conversation Galante
27. La Figlia Che Piange
28. Gerontion
29. Burbank with a Baedeker: Bleistein with a
30. Cigar
31. Sweeney Erect
32. A Cooking Egg
33. Le Directeur
34. Mélange Adultère de Tout
35. Lune de Miel
36. The Hippopotamus
37. Dans le Restaurant
38. Whispers of Immortality
39. Mr. Eliot's Sunday Morning Service
40. Sweeney Among the Nightingales
41. The Waste Land (1922)
42. The Hollow Men (1925)
43. Ariel Poems (1927–1954)
44. Journey of the Magi (1927)
45. A Song for Simeon (1928)
46. Animula (1929)
47. Marina (1930)
48. Triumphal March (1931)
49. The Cultivation of Christmas Trees (1954)
50. Macavity:The Mystery Cat
51. Ash Wednesday (1930)
52. Coriolan (1931)
53. Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (1939)
54. Four Quartets (1945)

T. S. Eliot Non-fiction books List

1. Christianity & Culture (1939, 1948)
2. The Second Order Mind (1920)
3. Tradition and the Individual Talent (1920)
4. The Sacred Wood: Essays on Poetry and Criticism (1920)
5. Hamlet and His Problems
6. Homage to John Dryden (1924)
7. Shakespeare and the Stoicism of Seneca (1928)
8. For Lancelot Andrewes (1928)
9. Dante (1929)
10. Selected Essays, 1917-1932 (1932)
11. The Use of Poetry and the Use of Criticism (1933)
12. After Strange Gods (1934)
13. Elizabethan Essays (1934)
14. Essays Ancient and Modern (1936)
15. The Idea of a Christian Society (1939)
16. A Choice of Kipling's Verse (1941) made by Eliot, with an essay on Rudyard Kipling
17. Notes Towards the Definition of Culture (1948)
18. Poetry and Drama (1951)
19. The Three Voices of Poetry (1954)
20. The Frontiers of Criticism (1956)
21. On Poetry and Poets (1943)

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